- 1907 - 2012 †
Architect Oscar Niemeyer was born on December 15, 1907, in Brazil. Niemeyer landed his first major project in 1941 planning buildings for the town Pampulha. His designs were noted for their free-flowing forms. Other projects included working on the United Nations building, designing major buildings in the capital city of Brasília and The Museum of Contemporary Art in Niterói, Brazil.